Sunday, September 7, 2014

Funfetti Mug Cake

A soft, light and fluffy cake loaded with sprinkles and topped with vanilla frosting, that takes only seconds to bake! The sprinkles give you an explosion of colour as you dig into it.

I found this recipe by accident. An extremely lucky accident, I should say.

This morning I was having trouble keeping awake. Studying chemistry naturally puts me to sleep so I had to find a way to wake myself up. So I turned to my treasure trove of food-related posts on Google+. I was instantly awake and alert and also filled with a craving for something baked. A cake perhaps.....Then the words 'mug cake' caught my eye.

I watched the video where Gemma Stafford makes 5 different kinds of mug cakes (you can find it here). It looked so quick and easy, I knew I had to make one right away!

I used a Vanilla Frosting but you could use pretty much any kind of frosting with this cake. It's up to you =)
Gemma uses a Bubblegum frosting with this cake that looks pretty good too! You can find the recipe in the link above.

Funfetti Mug Cake (Makes 2)

2 tbsp (2 oz/60g) unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
4 tbsp (50g) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

In a heat-proof bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Let it cool.
Whisk in the egg, then the sugar, milk and vanilla.
Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Add the sprinkles.
Divide the batter between two mugs and microwave for 50 seconds. Be careful not to overcook them as they can go dry (One of mine did because I left it in for a minute)
Let the cakes completely cool before you frost them.



  1. Hey there! Thanks for your comment on my post! I'd love to follow each other! This looks delicious! But I would never be able to bake as well as you do... I'm a very miserable cook! :)

    Let me know in my comments whether you accept my offer! <3 Your blog looks so professional and all, I'm sure you'll get more followers in no time! x Yasmine | Cloudy Dreams

    PS: I'm trying out the recipe anyway. I'll let you know how it turns out! x

    1. I'm happy I've convinced you to try out this recipe :)

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  3. This is the exact same recipe from POPSUGAR FOOD? You didn't even credit them?! That's not very nice to copy someone else's work

    1. I didn't know this was their recipe. I got this from Gemma Safford's Big and Bold baking You Tube channel. In case you haven't noticed, I have credited her and given a link for the video.